Now that the offseason is soon coming to a close and football is returning, it is time to look at the best players in the NFL. Each year The Game Haus puts together a list of the top players in the league for the upcoming season. This list was put together by members of the TGH NFL staff. It starts with the NFL Top 100 Players 2019: 60-51.
60. Desmond King, CB, Los Angeles Chargers
King was a versatile player in the secondary for Los Angeles and was also effective. He had 62 total tackles, 10 passes defended and three interceptions for the Chargers. With Casey Hayward and Derwin James, King will help the Chargers have one of the best secondaries in the NFL once again in 2019. If they all play well again, the Chargers could go deep into the playoffs.
59. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
A year after suffering an arm injury, Johnson had a solid season in 2018. He finished the year with 940 rushing yards, 446 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns. With a new quarterback and an offensive-minded head coach in Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury, Johnson should be utilized a lot this season for the Cardinals.
58. Landon Collins, S, Washington Redskins
Collins is one of the best young safeties in the game, as he has played for just four seasons and has made three Pro Bowls. He had 96 total tackles, four passes defended and no interceptions, which were all career lows, but he was still a quality player. He has now gone from the Giants to their NFC East rivals in Washington, where he’ll be one of many solid players on the defensive side of the ball.
57. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Before last season, Ertz was already known as one of the best tight ends in the league. He then went out and put up 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. Carson Wentz likes looking Ertz’s way because the duo is very effective. As Wentz tries to remain on the field for 2019, Ertz should expect a lot of targets again.
56. Derwin James, S, Los Angeles Chargers
Although he was just a rookie in 2018, James made a huge impact for the Chargers on the defensive side of the ball. He totaled 105 tackles, 13 passes defended and three interceptions, which is a great start to a career. With another year of development on that defense, James could elevate his game even further and be one of the best players in the NFL.
55. Marshal Yanda, OG, Baltimore Ravens
Yanda has long been one of the best guards in the NFL and proved it again last season by qualifying for the Pro Bowl. He was able to adjust his game midseason last year, as the Ravens started the year with a pocket passer in Joe Flacco, but then ended the season with a scrambler in Lamar Jackson under center. Yanda will once again pave the way for an offense focused on running the ball next season.
54. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
He has battled injuries over the last few seasons, but when he is on the field, Green is one of the most feared receivers in the league. Green only suited up for nine games last season, but still had 694 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Andy Dalton and the rest of the offense need Green to stay healthy in 2019 if they really want to move the ball up the field.
53. Chandler Jones, DE, Arizona Cardinals
In 2018, Jones registered his fourth straight season with double-digit sacks. He finished with 13 after leading the league with 17 in 2017. Jones is always a threat to get to the quarterback, which is why he is ranked where he is on this list. If the offense picks it up a little bit, the Cardinals will be relying on Jones to rack up sacks and help them win games.
52. Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
Rivers is another quarterback on the list that is aging, but had the second-highest completion percentage of his career at 68.3. He also threw for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns, showing that he can be efficient and put up big numbers at the same time. Rivers is still in search of his first Super Bowl appearance and it could come this year if he plays well and the rest of the roster stays healthy.
51. Le’Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets
Many fantasy owners were upset when Bell sat out the 2018 NFL season because of his contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell may not have registered any stats last season, but he has proven to both be a good runner and pass catcher. On his new team, the New York Jets, Bell will get the chance to prove he is still an elite running back, once he knocks off some rust.